Unlocking the past, lighting up the future

As a congregation with roots that go back to the earliest days of the Methodist movement, we are inspired and challenged by our unique place in the Methodist story. 

The young members of the Holy Club combined a passion for social justice with a desire to grow closer to God and to others. In our vision to be 'Open to God and Open to All', we affirm and take up the same calling as those early Methodists: to meet the needs of God's people and his world, in our own time and in our own way.

Our ongoing Mission and Heritage initiative is helping us to find out more about how previous Methodists worshipped and served here; the celebrations they enjoyed and the set backs and discouragement they sometimes encountered. This is inspiring us to look forward in faith, thankful for all those who have gone before us.

Many thousands of visitors come to Oxford each year as Methodist pilgrims. We are always delighted when they include Wesley Memorial in their 'tour'. 

If you would like to re-connect with your Methodist roots or are simply interested in finding out more, we would like to invite you to visit. Click here to find out how we can help you make the best of your time in Oxford and here to arrange a visit to the church.

Our dedicated heritage website Wesleys Oxford, shares the fuller story of Methodism in Oxford and the surrounding area from Wesley's time to the present day. 


Watch a virtual our of the church combined with voices of some of our members: